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There is a vertical and a horizontal component of the centrifugal force. The horizontal component points into the

negative y direction. The Earth's shape has adapted to this horizontal component of the centrifugal force and is therefore characterized by a slight oval shape instead of a perfect spherical shape. Take a look at the sketch below:



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Now, if we take the axes OY and ox along and
perpendicular to co, respectively , with i ands and
unit vectors along ox and of as usual.
we have -
8 = - 9 ( corpis + sin $5)
w = wj and Rn = R cong...

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Gritting equation (1 again
80. 2 - 8 ( cas $ 1 + smp] ] + w2 R confi
go makes ( 4x ) with x axis
so , tan ( q - 2 ) =
- g sing
g cos + w2 cong
9 - a = tan-1
g sing
9 COD 0 - 4 2 cong)
g sing
g corp...

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> MR. 602
let us consider
particle ? at
rest on the surface of the earth in latitude of. Then
because the particle is at rest in the rotating frame
of reference...

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